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Samuel Smiles is alive and well by Peter Bassindale Mellor

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Statementby P.B. Mellor
SeriesUniversity of Bradford inaugural lecture -- 1974
ContributionsUniversity of Bradford.
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Open LibraryOL21506936M

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Self-Help () Samuel Smiles Self-Help was published the same year as Darwin's Origin of the Species and John Stuart Mill's On Darwin drew a picture of how closer adaptation to environment refines life, and Mill sketched a society based on liberal values, Smiles gave the world a work that still inspires in its scenes of individuals who have fashioned a life from pure will. Samuel Smiles () believed that self-help consisted in hard work, vision and persistence in the face of adversity, thus creating wealth for oneself and others in an uncertain world. It is refreshing to read this book because it is not self-indulgent but completely realistic about the nature of the world and recommends the old-fashioned /5(50).   This is a great book!!! Although written long ago, the information and lessons contained in it are priceless. The author Samuel Smiles lived the prime of his life in the late 's. His writings are very relevant to the present day however, as some of the lessons and values outlined are timeless in nature/5(13).   Samuel Smiles, (born Dec. 23, , Haddington, Berwickshire, Scot.—died Ap , London), Scottish author best known for his didactic work Self-Help (), which, with its successors, Character (), Thrift (), and Duty (), enshrined the basic Victorian values associated with the “gospel of work.”. One of 11 children left fatherless in , Smiles .

Self-Help, Samuel Smiles Samuel Smiles (23 December 16 April ), was a Scottish author and government reformer who campaigned on a Chartist platform. But he concluded that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new laws/5. 30 quotes from Samuel Smiles: 'Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.', 'Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. Hope sweetens the memory of experiences well loved. It tempers our troubles to our growth and our . Self-Help was the first book by reformist Scottish journalist Samuel Smiles. In it, he proposes knowledge as one of the highest human enjoyments and education as the somewhat erratic road along which knowledge is acquired. Where education was not provided, a man had a duty to educate himself. Self-Help is, among other things, a primer for the. Self-Help; with Illustrations of Character and Conduct was a book published in by Samuel Smiles. The second edition of added Perseverance to the subtitle. It has been called "the bible of mid-Victorian liberalism". 1 Contents of the second edition. 4 Further reading. Contents of the second edition. Introduction to the First : Samuel Smiles.

  Smiles has influenced countless people through his work. While he lived many years ago, his influence is still alive and well today. In fact, Sakichi Toyoda, the founder of Toyota Motor Corporation was a big fan of Samuel Smiles's book Self Help. Samuel Smiles was a strong advocate of material progress based on individual enterprise and free trade. Samuel Smiles, the author of "Self-Help" wrote this masterpiece in the 19th century. If Smiles were still alive today, what would he think and say? Discover new insight from Samuel Smiles to reinvigorate this modern age. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Self Help; with Illustrations of Conduct and Perseverance by Samuel Smiles - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg.   Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.